Daily Archives: 26 Jun 2015

Symbolism as Exclusion

The confederate flag is racist and exclusionary. Displaying it at the White House would be inflammatory and inappropriate because it would alienate a large segment of the population. So tell me- how is this not the same thing?   

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The Best Phone Case Ever

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Luther on the Beauty, and Ugliness of Marriage

Luther concludes O what a truly noble, important, and blessed condition the estate of marriage is if it is properly regarded! O what a truly pitiable, horrible, and dangerous condition it is if it is not properly regarded! And to … Continue reading

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Luther: On The Goodness of Marital Love

Luther writes God makes distinctions between the different kinds of love, and shows that the love of a man and woman is (or should be) the greatest and purest of all loves. For he says, “A man shall leave his … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Sermon on Marriage

Luther observes If God himself does not give the wife or the husband, anything can happen. For the truth indicated here is that Adam found no marriageable partner for himself, but as soon as God had created Eve and brought … Continue reading

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Next Up: Polygamy

Or as Politico says- Welcome to the exciting new world of the slippery slope. With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this Friday legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, social liberalism has achieved one of its central goals. A … Continue reading

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One Final Word About the Silly ‘Unofficial’ SBL Facebook Page

I wasn’t a participant in the group yesterday when all the fun happened but I have heard from several sources that the ‘Jim West’ bashing was led by Bob Cargill and Tom Bolin.  More Cargill than Bolin (though Bolin’s participation … Continue reading

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Today Most Christians Need a Mirror and Not a TV

You really have to wonder, if Christian people had actually been living the gospel, worshiping the Lord, teaching their children to do the same, taken them to church (and not just sent them), been involved in prayer and bible study … Continue reading

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The ‘Unofficial’ SBL Facebook Page Admin and Accordance Bible Software

Read this if you at all watched the unfurling of misogynistic anti-Islamic insanity on the ‘Unofficial’ SBL Facebook page yesterday.  ESPECIALLY take note of this brilliant entry by Helen Brown (whom I do not know, but really admire): I moved … Continue reading

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Unitarian Unilateralists….

The local news is stuffed to the brim with stories of gay folk getting married but there’s one that caught my eye like no other.  It’s the tale of the Unitarian Unilateralists!  No, that’s not a typo by me- behold- … Continue reading

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An Olive Branch To AAR

I have, I understand, hurt the feeling of some people in the AAR.  So I want to extend an olive branch and pass along, gratis, a group photo of last year’s pool party.  What a good looking group…. Ah AAR… … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

How foolish it would be to eulogize a system so far as to endorse its blasphemy!  — Jerome.

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The Word of the Lord

And the Lord said unto me, Pray not for this people for their good. When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt-offering and meal-offering, I will not accept them; but I will consume them … Continue reading

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A Commentary on the Manuscripts and Text of the New Testament

This looks great! An up-to-date commentary on all the significant manuscripts and textual variants of the New Testament.  This small and insightful volume is an essential resource for the committed student of Greek New Testament. Using the same trim size … Continue reading

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Delusion

Let us look into ourselves without flattery or blind self-love. It is not strange that we are so deluded in this matter, seeing none of us can avoid that pestilential self-indulgence, which, as Scripture proclaims, is naturally inherent in all: … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court Has Ruled…

Same sex marriage is the law of the land.  As expected.  But their ruling changes nothing.  I won’t be participating, presiding over, or in any way legitimizing what I believe Scripture teaches is inappropriate. You do what you must.  So … Continue reading

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Theological Education Sunday

Welcome to HKSKH Ming Hua Theological Education Sunday (28 June). The College is immensely grateful to its many kind benefactors, and honoured by the loyalty and support of the Church and all its members. We remain dedicated to making the … Continue reading

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Luther: On Wicked Pastors

A wicked pastor is a pastor, but not a member of the true saints in his parish. — Martin Luther

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The Week that Was

Come on Bahrain… let’s do better next week, shall we? Country Views United States 20,268 United Kingdom 2,593 Canada 1,710 Australia 1,081 Germany 948 Israel 711 Netherlands 703 New Zealand 545 Argentina 396 Italy 365 South Korea 360 Brazil 321 … Continue reading

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Empty ‘Forgiveness’

It has become commonplace for people, as soon as a vile violent act takes place, to say ‘I forgive’ whoever/whatever.  Such forgiveness is thoroughly empty and utterly meaningless.  Forgiveness which is based on nothing at all is permission and forgiving … Continue reading

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